The Eagles' Don Henley hopes their documentary will inspire young musicians
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 00:43
As they promote their new documentary ''History of the Eagles Part One'', band member Don Henley says he hopes the younger music generation can take some advice from it.
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STORY: From hell raisers to family men, The Eagles have mellowed over the years and are grateful to have survived the drugs that fuelled the sex and rock 'n' roll of their early years.
In London for the British premiere of their documentary, "History of the Eagles Part One", the U.S. band said they looked back now at the prolific use of drugs, particularly cocaine, in the 1970s and see it as a snapshot of those times.
The film screened as part of London's Sundance film and music festival, chronicles the band's creation and rise to fame until 1980 while the second film looks at their years apart, their reunion in 1994 and later career.
The band hope that this documentary could be an inspiration to young rock bands nowadays. "I hope it's a good tutorial for them." said Henley. "Nowadays you have all these TV shows where you become an instant star and I don't know if that's a good thing... briefly for a minute. Five minutes has turned into five seconds now. Fifteen minutes, the proverbial fifteen minutes. We have a joke in the band that we're on 14 minutes and counting. I don't know I hope young bands get something from it. If nothing else, they should learn to get a good lawyer."
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